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As a child who had the pleasure of growing up here in the beautiful island of Hawaii, my childhood was not one you would expect here in paradise. Growing up in extreme poverty, fueled by drugs and alcoholic parents, my goal was to find my way in this big beautiful world. At 17 years old, […]

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Well you guys, we finally made it to San Diego!!! And let me tell you, it has been a journey!!! If anyone tells you to move during a global pandemic, RUN THE OTHER WAY!!!!! But obviously, we truly didn’t have a choice- hello military orders! In early March, when the coronavirus started really making its […]

San Diego Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! It ABSOLUTELY IS!!!! I just LOVE the holiday season! One of the things that I love the most is my Favorite Things Party!!! I started this party 7 years ago, being inspired by Oprah of course!!! All of my friends would get dressed up, bring 3 of […]

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You already know what I have to do…… It’s not May until you see the GIF HAHAHAHA! Sorry, I’m cracking myself up here writing this blog cause I just had to do it!!! Yes, we are here in May and let me tell you, May is my FAVORITE month! Why you ask? Because, not only […]

May Goals Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Well, today marks 2 years here in Hawaii, and living back at the place I called home for 13 years has been absolutely incredible! But, as it comes with this military life, home always changes! So, today, I am officially announcing that we are moving to San Diego next year! In a year’s time, we […]

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